1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Product Name:
 Fine Particle Aerogel
Synonyms:
None
Use of the
Substance/Preparation:
Insulating material, Industrial Products, Matting agent, Rheology modifier, Various
Supplier:
Emergency Telephone Number: CHEMTREC 1-800-424-9300 or 1-703-527-3887
2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW -
CAUTION:
White powder. Odorless. Dust may be irritating to respiratory tract. Avoid contact with
skin and eyes.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges. All metal parts of the mixing
and processing equipment must be earthed/grounded. Ensure all equipment is
electrically earthed/grounded before beginning transfer operations.
Heating above 300C leads to decomposition of Aerogel surface treatment.
Decomposition vapor should be ventilated.
Principle Routes of Exposure:
Inhalation, Skin contact, Eye contact
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
Eye Contact:
May cause mechanical irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial or commercial
handling.
Skin Contact:
Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
Inhalation:
Dust may be irritating to respiratory tract. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at
machinery and at places where dust can be generated. See also Section 8.
Ingestion:
Health injuries are not known or expected under normal use. Low hazard for usual
industrial or commercial handling.
United Nuclear Scientific
16429 Upron Rd, Suite 1.
East Lansing, MI. 48823
UNITED STATES
Tel: 517-339-3587
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Prepared in accordance with ISO 11014-1/ ANSI standard
Z400.1-2004

 
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Carcinogenic Effects:
Does not contain any substances listed by IARC (International Agency for Research
on Cancer), NTP (National Toxicology Program), OSHA (Occupational Safety and
Health Administration), ACGIH (American Conference for Governmental Industrial
Hygienists) or EU (European Union). See also Section 11.
Target Organ Effects:
Lungs, Skin
Medical Conditions Aggravated
by Exposure:
Asthma, Respiratory disorder, Skin disorders
Potential Environmental Effects: None known. No special environmental precautions required.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Name
CAS Number
EINECS/ELINCS
Number
Weight %
EU Classification
Silica gel, trimethylsilylated
126877-03-0
Not assigned
>97
None
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Skin Contact:
Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Seek medical attention if redness, swelling,
itching, or burning occurs.
Eye Contact:
Flush eyes immediately with large amounts of water for 15 minutes. Seek medical
attention if redness, swelling, itching, burning or visual disturbances occur.
Inhalation:
If cough, shortness of breath or other breathing problems occur, move to fresh air.
Seek medical attention if symptoms persist. If necessary, restore normal breathing
through standard first aid measures.
Ingestion:
Do not induce vomiting. If conscious, give several glasses of water. Never give
anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically.
5. FIRE AND IGNITION INFORMATION
Flash Point:
Not applicable
Explosion Limits in Air - Upper (g/m3):
Not determined
Explosion Limits in Air - Lower (g/m3):
220 g/m3 (dust)
Method:
VDI 2263
Autoignition Temperature:
375C
Method:
VDI 2263-1
Minimum Ignition Energy:
100 - 300 mJ at room temperature
Method:
VDI 2263
Burn Velocity:
Does not ignite (Brennzahl 1)
Method:
VDI 2263-1
Extinguishing Media:
Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local
circumstances and the surrounding environment. The
product is insoluble and floats on water.
Special Protective Equipment for Firefighters:
Wear suitable protective equipment. In the event of fire,
wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

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Specific Hazards:
Heating above 300C leads to decomposition of Aerogel
surface treatment. Decomposition vapor should be
ventilated.
Hazardous Decomposition and/or Combustion
Products:
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Organic products of
decomposition.
Risk of Dust Explosion:
Dust may form explosive mixture in air. Take precautionary
measures against static discharges.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal Precautions:
Avoid dust cloud formation. Remove all sources of ignition. Ensure adequate
ventilation. Use personal protective equipment. See also Section 8.
Methods for Cleaning Up:
Clean up promptly by vacuum. Use a suitable vacuum cleaner. Do not create a dust
cloud by using a brush or compressed air. Pick up and transfer to properly labelled
containers. See Section 13.
Environmental Precautions:
No special environmental precautions required. Local authorities should be advised if
significant spillages cannot be contained.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling:
Avoid dust cloud formation. Do not breathe dust. Provide appropriate exhaust
ventilation at machinery and at places where dust can be generated. Do not create a
dust cloud by using a brush or compressed air. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Take precautionary measures against static discharge. All metal parts of the mixing
and processing equipment must be earthed/grounded. Ensure all equipment is
electrically earthed/grounded before beginning transfer operations.
Storage:
Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Do not store
together with volatile chemicals as they may be adsorbed onto product. Keep at
ambient temperatures. Heating above 300C leads to decomposition of surface
treatment. Decomposition vapor should be ventilated.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
EXPOSURE LIMITS
There are no exposure limits identified for this product. In its facilities globally, Cabot Corporation manages to the
Germany TRGS 900 occupational exposure limit of 4 mg/m, TWA, Inhalable fraction.
Exposure limits for silica are stated below.
Amorphous Silica, The regulatory
exposure limits are found under
the general silica, CAS RN 7631-
86-9:
Australia:
2 mg/m, TWA, Respirable
Austria MAK:
4 mg/m, TWA, Inhalable fraction
Finland:
5 mg/m
Germany TRGS 900:
4 mg/m, TWA, Inhalable fraction
India:
10 mg/m, TWA
Ireland:
2.4 mg/m, TWA, Respirable dust
Norway:
1.5 mg/m, TWA, Respirable dust
Switzerland:
4 mg/m, TWA
UK WEL:
6 mg/m, TWA, Total inhalable fraction
2.4 mg/m, TWA, Respirable fraction
US OSHA PEL:
6 mg/m

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Dust, or Particulates Not
Otherwise Specified:
US ACGIH - TLV:
10 mg/m, TWA, Inhalable
3 mg/m, TWA, Respirable
Belgium:
10 mg/m, TWA, Inhalable
3 mg/m, TWA, Respirable
China:
8 mg/m, TWA
10 mg/m, STEL
Italy:
10 mg/m, TWA, Inhalable
3 mg/m, TWA, Respirable
Malaysia:
10 mg/m, TWA, Inhalable
3 mg/m, TWA, Respirable
Spain:
10 mg/m, VLA, Inhalable
3 mg/m, VLA, Respirable
France:
10 mg/m, TWA Inhalable dust
5 mg/m, TWA Respirable dust
MAK: Maximale Arbeitsplatzkonzentration (Maximum Workplace Concentration)
OEL: Occupational Exposure Limit
PEL: Permissible Exposure Limit
STEL: Short Term Exposure Limit
TLV: Threshold Limit Value
TRGS: Technische Regeln fr Gefahrstoffe (Technical Rule for Hazardous Materials)
TWA: Time Weighted Average
US ACGIH: United States American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
US OSHA: United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration
VLA: Valore Lmite Ambientales (Environmental Limit Value)
WEL: Workplace Exposure Limit
ENGINEERING CONTROLS
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at machinery and at places where dust can
be generated. Ensure adequate ventilation to maintain exposures below occupational
limits.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Respiratory Protection:
Approved respirator may be necessary if local exhaust ventilation is not adequate.
Hand Protection:
Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. Use protective barrier
cream before handling the product. Wear suitable gloves.
Eye Protection:
Wear eye/face protection. Safety glasses with side-shields. Or goggles.
Skin and Body Protection:
Wear suitable protective clothing. No special protective equipment required.
Other:
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Emergency
eyewash and safety shower should be located nearby.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance:
White Powder
Odor:
None
pH:
3.0 - 6.5
Vapor Pressure:
Not applicable
Boiling Point/Range:
2230C
after partial decomposition
Melting Point/Range:
1700C after partial decomposition
Water Solubility:
Insoluble

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Density:
1900 - 2200 kg/m3 @ 20C
Bulk Density:
20 - 100 kg/m3 @ 20C
Specific Gravity:
Not determined
% Volatile (by Volume):
Negligible
Evaporation Rate:
Not applicable
Viscosity:
Not applicable
Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water):
Not determined
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability:
Stable.
Hazardous Polymerization:
Hazardous polymerization does not occur.
Mechanical Sensitivity (shock):
Not sensitive to mechanical impact.
Conditions to Avoid:
Do not expose to temperatures above 300C. Heating above 300C leads to
decomposition of Aerogel surface treatment. Decomposition vapor should be
ventilated. Avoid conditions where oxygen may condense in or around this product,
as this will increase the flammability.
Hazardous Decomposition and/or
Combustion Products:
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Organic products of decomposition.
Static Discharge Effects:
Avoid dust cloud formation. Dust may form explosive mixture in air at concentrations
above 220 g/m3. Take precautionary measures against static discharges. All metal
parts of the mixing and processing equipment must be earthed/grounded. Ensure all
equipment is electrically earthed/grounded before beginning transfer operations.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Information given is based on data obtained from this substance or from similar substances.
ACUTE TOXICITY
Oral LD50: LD50/oral/rat = > 5000 mg/kg.
Inhalation LC50: Due to the product's physical characteristics, no suitable testing procedure is available.
Dermal LD50: No data are available on the product itself.
Eye Irritation: Draize score 0.7/110 @ 24 hr. Non-irritating.
Skin Irritation: Primary Dermal Irritation score = 0.0. Non-irritating.
SUBCHRONIC TOXICITY
No data are available on the product itself.
CHRONIC TOXICITY
Carcinogenic Effects: Does not contain any substances listed by IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer),
NTP (National Toxicology Program), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), ACGIH (American
Conference for Governmental Industrial Hygienists) or EU (European Union).
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Mutagenic Effects:
Not mutagenic in AMES Test, chromosomal aberration in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells.
Reproductive Toxicity: No data are available on the product itself. According to experience not expected.
Sensitizing Effects: Non-sensitizing. A delayed contact hypersensitivity study in guinea pigs utilizing the Buehler
technique was performed.
Synergistic Materials: None reasonably foreseeable.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Aquatic Toxicity:
Not determined
ENVIRONMENTAL FATE
Mobility:
Not expected to migrate.
Bioaccumulation:
According to experience not expected.
Persistence / Degradability:
The methods for determining biodegradability are not applicable to inorganic
substances
Distribution to Environmental
Compartments:
Not determined.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Disclaimer: Information in this section pertains to the product as shipped in its intended composition as described in Section 3 of this MSDS.
Contamination or processing may change waste characteristics and requirements. Regulations may also apply to empty containers or liners.
State/provincial and local regulations may be different from federal regulations.
RCRA Classification (40 CFR 261): Non-hazardous.
Unused and Uncontaminated Product: Product, as supplied, should be disposed of in accordance with the regulations
issued by the appropriate federal, state and local authorities. Same consideration should be given to containers and
packaging.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Hazard Classification
United States - OSHA (29 CFR 1910.1200): Hazardous.
Mexico - NOM-018-STPS-2000: Refer to HMIS Rating in Section 16.
Canada - WHMIS Classification (CPR, SOR/88-66): Not controlled.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and
the MSDS contains all the information required by the Controlled Products Regulations.
International Inventories
All components of this product are listed on or exempt from the following inventories:
YES - Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)
YES - Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL)
 

 
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YES - Chinese Inventory
YES - European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS)
YES - Japanese Existing and New Chemical Substances (ENCS)
YES - Korean Existing Chemicals List (KECL)
YES - New Zealand Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO)
YES - Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS)
YES - United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory
U.S. Federal Regulations
TSCA 12(b) Export Notification: This product does not contain any components that are subject to TSCA 12(b)
Export Notification.
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAA, Section 112, 40 CFR 82): This product does not contain any
components listed as a Hazardous Air Pollutant, Flammable Substance, Toxic Substance, or Class 1 or 2 Ozone
Depletor.
Clean Water Act (CWA, 40 CFR 116) Priority Pollutants: This product does not contain any listed Priority
Pollutants.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, 40 CFR 302): This
product does not contain any listed Hazardous Substances.
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, Title III (SARA):
SARA Section 302 (40 CFR 355) Extremely Hazardous Substances: No components are listed as extremely
hazardous chemicals under SARA Section 302.
SARA Sections 311/312 (40 CFR 370) Hazard Category: This product does not meet any of the MSDS
Requirement definitions for a hazardous material under SARA Sections 311/312. Reporting may be required if the
material is present at any one time in amounts equal to or greater than 10,000 pounds.
SARA Section 313 (40 CFR 372) Toxics Release Inventory: Does not contain any of the substances identified
under Section 313 as toxic chemicals in excess of the de minimis concentrations necessary to be subject to the
supplier notification requirements.
Pharmaceutical Information: Cabot Corporation does not endorse the use of this product in any pharmaceutical
application.
U.S. State Regulations
California Proposition 65: This product does not contain any components listed on California Proposition 65.
US Coalition of NorthEastern Governors (CONEG) Metals List: This product meets the CONEG Source
Reduction Council limits for the sum of the levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium of less than
100 parts per million by weight.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
HMIS Rating
HMIS Index: * - chronic, 0 - minimal, 1 - slight, 2 - moderate, 3 - serious, 4 - severe
Health:
1
Flammability:
1
Physical Hazard:
0

 
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Reason for Revision:
Revisions throughout
Disclaimer:
The information set forth is based on information that United Nuclear Scientificn believes to be accurate. No warranty, expressed
or implied, is intended. The information is provided solely for your information and consideration and United Nuclear assumes no
legal responsibility for use or reliance thereon.